Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning at Allen Frear Elementary School for a better...
Self. School. Community.
Centered on the CASEL Competencies for Social Emotional Learning, SEL class uses explicit instruction to build self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, as well as relationship and responsible decision-making skills. Using a combination of the Second Step Curriculum, Mindful Schools Curriculum, and Yoga 4 Classrooms, students are guided through discussion about the competencies, learn why they are important, and develop healthy strategies for growth in these areas. Building on our school’s positive environment and strong relationships, staff members are then able to help students transfer these skills in new contexts through practice opportunities as they arise in different environments. Through the use of these evidence-based approaches that are both trauma-informed and centered around the diversity of our student population our students feel empowered to understand and manage their emotions, demonstrate empathy for others, as well as establish and sustain positive relationships with their peers and teachers.
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